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Warren Publishing was an American magazine company founded by James Warren, who published his first magazines in 1957 and continued in the business for decades. Magazines published by Warren include After Hours, Creepy, Eerie, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Help!, and Vampirella. Initially based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company relocated by 1965 to New York City, New York.

Begun by James Warren, Warren Publishing's initial publications were the horror-fantasy-science fiction movie magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland and Monster World, both edited by Forrest J Ackerman. Warren soon published Spacemen magazine and in 1960 Help! magazine, with the first employee of the magazine being Gloria Steinem. After first introducing what he called "Monster Comics" in Monster World, Warren expanded in 1964 with horror-comics stories in the sister magazines Creepy and Eerie — black-and-white publications in a standard magazine format, rather that comic-book size, and selling for 35 cents as opposed to the standard comic-book price of 12 cents. Such a format, Warren explained, averted the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, the comic-book industry's self-censorship body:

The Comics Code saved the industry from turmoil, but at the same time, it had a cleansing kind of effect on comics, making them 'clean, proper and family-oriented'. [...] We would overcome this by saying to the Code Authority, the industry, the printers, and the distributors: 'We are not a comic book; we are a magazine. Creepy is magazine-sized and will be sold on magazine racks, not comic book racks'. Creepy's manifesto was brief and direct: First, it was to be a magazine format, 8½" × 11", going to an older audience not subject to the Code Authority."

By publishing graphic stories in a magazine format to which the Code did not apply, Warren paved the way for such later graphic-story magazines as the American version of Heavy Metal; Marvel Comics' Epic Illustrated; Psycho and other "horror-mood" series from Skywald Publications; and Warren's own line of magazines.

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warren publishing 206
color 203
rush order 180
full color 170
warren 163
creepy 157
anp 134
convenient rush 132
vampirella 112
comic 99
star wars 96
order 93
horror 84
famous monsters 79
star 75
star trek 74
monster 70
eerie 65
vampi 62
issue 58
frankenstein 51
close encounters 50
science fiction 50
wars 47
rush 46
uncle creepy 46
captain company 43
postage 43
hap 42
encounters 40
comics 39
art 36
comic book 35
fan club 35
magazine 35
murray hill 35
monsters 34
archie goodwin 31
hill station 30
third kind 30
grand central 28
stories 27
trek 27
central station 25
lor 25
buck rogers 23
darth vader 23
enclosed 23
empire strikes 22
action 21
barnabas collins 21
bill dubay 21
captain 21
corben 21
convenient 20
ghost stories 20
movie 20
screen thrills 20
story 20
special growing 19
action figure 18
superman 18
jose 17
jose gonzalez 17
spirit 17
comix international 16
conan 16
dracula 16
eisner 16
enclose 16
handling 16
rich corben 16
vampire 16
warren magazines 16
fly traps 15
murray 15
poster 15
super 15
zip code 15
comic books 14
frazetta 14
han solo 14
model kit 14
publishing 14
address city 13
comix 13
creepy fan 13
full 13
gerry boudreau 13
hobby kit 13
darth 12
spirit bag 12
sturdy envelope 12
alien 11
archie 11
barnabas 11
extra postage 11
favorite 11
jose ortiz 11
millennium falcon 11
tor 11
trading cards 11
vou 11
edgar allen 10
flash gordon 10
frank frazetta 10
goodwin 10
philadelphia 10
valiant 10
esteban maroto 9
famous 9
fan 9
mask 9
sand crawler 9
short stories 9
venus fly 9
warren special 9
woulp 9
bruce jones 8
budd lewis 8
close 8
cover full 8
dubay 8
film 8
great issue 8
han 8
king kong 8
richard corben 8
steve skeates 8
tales 8
tom sutton 8
trek star 8
berni wrightson 7
bill parente 7
buck 7
comic art 7
iha 7
maroto 7
neal adams 7
ramon torrents 7
reed crandall 7
space 7
warner 7
zap action 7
batman 6
bela lugosi 6
boris karloff 6
carmine 6
carmine infantino 6
copies mailed 6
coulp 6
fly trap 6
illustrated 6
lull 6
lull color 6
matte finish 6
motion picture 6
prince valiant 6
rudy nebres 6
spacemen 6
special effects 6
thev 6
thrills illustrated 6
action figures 5
berni 5
best story 5
coupon 5
cousin eerie 5
edgar allan 5
gray 5
great moments 5
horror stories 5
iron man 5
issues 5
jim stenstrum 5
laser 5
order form 5
outer space 5
paga 5
planet 5
rich margopoulos 5
rogers 5
rook 5
sinbad 5
soft cover 5
superb color 5
thai 5
thane 5
thrilling issue 5
van helsing 5
address clearly 4
adventures 4
amp 4
billy graham 4
books books 4
cast metal 4
color matte 4
copies 4
day glo 4
death star 4
english 360
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Vampirella is a fictional character, a comic book vampire superheroine created by Forrest J Ackerman and costume designer Trina Robbins in Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror comics magazine Vampirella #1 (Sept. 1969). Writer-editor Archie Goodwin later developed the character from horror-story hostess, in which capacity she remained through issue #8 (Nov. 1970), to a horror-drama leading character. Vampirella was ranked 35th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in...
1984 was a black and white science-fiction comic magazine published by Warren Publishing from 1978 to 1983. 1984 was edited by Bill Dubay. The title of the magazine was changed to 1994 starting with issue 11 in February, 1980 based on a request by the estate of George Orwell. The magazine ceased publication with issue 29 in February, 1983 due to the bankruptcy of Warren Publishing. Artists who contributed stories to 1984/1994 included Alex Niño, Richard Corben, Jose Gonzalez, Jose Ortiz, Frank...
This collection consists of issues of Warren Publishing magazines that were either one-shot issues (not part of a series) or parts of series that are far from complete in this archive.
Comix International was a short-lived magazine comprised entirely of reprinted material (in color) from other Warren publications.
In 1982 as we approach the last days of Warren Magazines, The Goblin appeared for 3 issues. The title strip was drawn by the veteren Lee Elias. Lee had been responsible for the (original) Black Cat in the late 1940s/1950s. Most of the strips in The Goblin were tongue-in-cheek humorous like “Wizard Wormglow”. There was even a colour comicbook-sized middle section featuring the Troll Patrol. The premise of the title story was that a teenager living in Harlem had found a book of Magic...
Warren Publishing was an American magazine company founded by James Warren, who published his first magazines in 1957 and continued in the business for decades. Magazines published by Warren include After Hours, Creepy, Eerie, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Help!, and Vampirella. Initially based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company moved by 1965 to New York City.
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Famous Monsters of Filmland 1965 Yearbook
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Famous Monsters of Filmland 1966 Yearbook
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Topics: vampirella, frankenstein, eerie, vampire, fan, postage, dracula, lor, captain company, luis, star...
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Topics: anp, postage, vampirella, frankenstein, conan, horror, warren, witch, eerie, famous, fly trap, fan...
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Topics: anp, horror, hap, vampirella, lor, monster, irom, color, screen thrills, dracula, jose gonzalez,...
Topics: anp, vampirella, hap, famous, eerie, horror, pottage, frankenstein, grand central, monster, venus...
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Topics: batman, captain, comic, adventures, flash, scorpion, maldor, phantom, captain america, superman,...
Topics: anp, vampirella, issue, hap, frankenstein, monster, chiline, postage, grand central, color, zip...
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